George Patrick Murphy

Title/Position: 
Advisory Board

George Patrick Murphy began his business career working for the Commercial Division of Scott Paper Company (acquired by Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1995), and eventually assumed the roles of Vice President of Sales and Business Integration at Sani-Fresh International, (a Scott Paper Worldwide Subsidiary), North America Vice President of Sales and Channel Development, Away From Home Division, Vice President –Business Leader Asia Pacific Region (Headquartered in Hong Kong), and later as Kimberly-Clark North America Vice President, Away From Home Division, and Corporate Officer.

After George retired from Kimberly-Clark he served as President and CEO of Technical Concepts Worldwide for nine years prior to the Company’s acquisition by Newell-Rubbermaid Corp.  George next became an Limited Partner, Operating Partner, Executive Advisor, and portfolio company Board Member for several Private Equity Enterprises. Until recently, he served on the Board of Directors of Wausau Paper Corporation, a Public Company. Murphy currently serves as the Founder and Chairman of Blue Venture Advocates, LL(c, (BVA), Chairman of the Board of Altitude Medical Inc. (BVA Consortium Member Company), and as a Strategic Advisor and/or Board Member at several of BVA’s Consortium Members’ Innovative Independent Enterprises including CRAiLAR FTI Inc.

Active in nonprofits, Murphy serves as Vice Chairman of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership, as a Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at the Catholic Leadership Institute, (CLI), and is a Founding Member of the Executive Advisory Boards at the USC Marshall School of Business -Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, and at the Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies.

Murphy received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Southern California, where he graduated with Honors. He and his wife of 43 years, Bonnie, have three daughters and six wonderful grandchildren.

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